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FOX Business
Jan 1, 2013 12:00am EST
their value. congress, not much. >> zero. >> but can they avoid the fiscal cliff? senator gop john ba roost sew joins us later. no matter what deal congress strike the capital-gains tax, it shoots up next year. we'll tell you what investors can do to say in the game. more mony coming up less than seven hours until the new year and nothing rippings in the new year better than the government raising your taxes right? the capital-gains tax inease will be 20% from the current 15 some argue that would generate more money from unsell cam. my -- uncle sam. my next guest has a long list of reasons that this would hurt the economy. he is the from the cato institute and head of downsizing dost government.org. thank you for joining us on this holiday. >> thank you. adam: why won't it raise more money if we raise the capital-gains tax? why won't it raise t money for treasury. >> capital very mobile. we live in a globalized economy. if the united states raises its taxes on capital, in other words, investment, investment will flee across international borders. countries that have high tax rates on capital shoot themselves in the foot. for that reason,
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
needs to get, to go along wiih some kind of a deal in order to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. i'm not sure what his political point there but you substantialively --. adam: i have to go to scott. you get 20 seconds, then i'm giving kim because she is the small business owner last word. scott, any words of advice? they have to do something. they haven't done it yet. >> i go up and stock up on studebakers and yugos. watch out for the stock market here in 2013. a lot of things at play aside from a slowing economy. i think it will be really bum , man. adam: kim, you get the last word. what would you say to congress, not the president but congress, what they should do later tonight and this week? >> first off i would have made a decision a long time ago. we had two years to this problem. this problem should have been solved months ago. politicking should have been set aside. we should have got something done. people should not have gone home for thanksgiving. i don't understand if they're representing us as business owners why they can't act like us and make decisions like us. we have
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
to fly back to washington in the next few hours to try to scrape out a fiscal cliff deal but hope is fading fast. if that weren't bad enough, the treasury now says the u.s. will hit the debt ceiling on new year's eve. will this be a game-changer for reaching a deal? >>> plus as if the fiscal cliff wasn't bad enough, now critical ports across the u.s. could be brought to a standstill starting this weekend. we'll explain how a looming union worker strike could sink businesses across the united states. >>> the major sports leagues do a touchdown dance after a federal judge's ruling. their lawsuit to spike sports gambling in new jersey get as crucial green light but new jersey isn't taking it sitting down. details how that state is fighting back and preparing to give vegas a run for its money. even when they say it's not, it's always about money adam: thank you for joining us. we want to look first at the day's market headlines. stocks slid for the 30 straight session. mediocre holiday seas and deadlock over fiscal cliff gave investors little to get excited about. the dow fell 24 points.
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm EST
the fiscal cliff. this is just act one. then we deal with the dead ceiling. this was just the idea of an opening bid, if you will. i think it will be good news for the market if a deal like this were enacted. shibani: you are talking about the markets. i want to ask you about their role in getting to this point. we have seen steep declines. multi- hundred point the kleins in some instances, we have not been met in this case. is this part of the reason we are in this position? >> well, you know, the last two weeks have been pretty brutal for the markets. i think that has been kind of the lead up for this current situation we are in. who knows where the market is going. i do think there will be a big sigh of relief if we get a deal today or tomorrow. i think the markets will celebrate, later this week. there is about 15 or 20 movable pieces in this puzzle. what are we going to do about that empty void that what are we going to do about medicare? there are so many pieces we do not know what the final deal will look like. i think john boehner, there was a lot of scuttle about three or fou
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
reid says it looks like we'll head over the fiscal cliff. with just four days until the deadline can president obama and congress still pull out a deal in the nick of time? senator john hoeven of north dakota joins us to respond. >>> plus, a game-changer for the insurance industry. an auto insurer unveils new policies that charge by the mile, giving a big potential boon to drivers. can it drive the competition off the road? the ceo of metro mile is here to take the wheel. >>> and big beer companies putting beer goggles on their customers. the market for kraft beer is booming and big labels are battling to get a foothold but they may be using crafty tactics to sell you the same flat brew in different packaging. less filling tastes great. even when they say it's not it is always about money adam: before we serve you that beer let's look at the day's market headlines. stocks fell for their fourth straight session. that dour outlook on the fiscal cliff from senator harry reid sent stocks tumbling but they came off the session lows following word the house would reconvene this weekend. the dow lost 18 points. >>> jitters over the fiscal clif
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 4:00pm EST
bad at all. all eyes on the approaching fiscal cliff with just under eight hours left to make a deal. we've got you covered from capitol hill, we're going to be speaking live with congressmen from both sides of the aisle, representative tim hulz camp, mick mulvaney and dennis kucinich. david: also wilbur ross, chairman and ceo of -- [inaudible] and the former chairman of the white house council of economic advisers. i tell you, we get the prime guests right here. ed lazear says tax hikes hurt growth. find out just how much. liz: rich edson live on capitol hill with the very latest on the fiscal cliff countdown. larry shover live in the pits of the cme, and what action we saw, wow, and we've got more than $100 billion worth of advice from our market panel, bill greiner and sandy lincoln. but first, let's talk to rich edson and, rich, you know, you're looking at a situation at the moment where you have the president saying we're close, but no deal. you have senator mitch mcconnell on the republican side saying close, but no deal. leads me to ask, what about joe biden? our vice president? he's
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
vacation to negotiate a fiscal cliff deal but is something he said before leaving for hawaii leaving room for negotiations? what are we talking about? set it up. >> the president is heading back to washington to attempt a last ditch effort with speaker boehner to forge compromise to avert the fiscal cliff which will kick in in about six days if nothing'ss done. those are the headlines. everyone talking about cutting his vacation short. the question is there anything that can be done? they were at an impasse before christmas, the republicans and house imploded and it's a tight spot. i suspect if there's a deal,t will be unpalatable for everyone. >> there was a interchange before the talks broke wn. we have the quotes. john boehner said to obama, quote, iut $800 billio i tax revenue on the table. what do i get for that? allegedly we understand president obama came back to him and said, you get nothing. i get that for free. you get nothing. >> there were a couple eye-opening quotes. a "wall reet journal" story before christmas that went through the timeline of how this happened between paine
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
up his vacation takes toe a fiscal cliff deal, but is there any room for negotiation? let's talk about it a little bit. >> the president is heading back to washington to attempt a last-ditch effort with speaker boehner to forge some compromise to avert a fiscal cliff which will kick in in six days if nothing isone done. those are the headlines are we talking about is cutting his vacation short in tha and that l well and good. is there anything that can be done because they really seem to be at an impasse before christmms, the republicans in the houseors, imploded and a ve, very tight spot and i suspect if there is to be a deal it'll be a pretty on powering one for all involved. eric: john boehner, putting it up on the screen. $800 billion in tax revenue on the table, allegedly the table, allegedly said you get nothing for free. >> there were a couple of eye-opening quotes. went through the timeline of how went through the timeline of how boehner and the president and that was an big one. boehner print revenues on the table andd the president saying that is what i get out of the g
FOX Business
Dec 23, 2012 8:00pm EST
didn't anyone else think of it? well, we begin tonight with the fiscal cliff, justin days from the largest tax hike in american history was no movement toward a fiscal cliff deal more in the action in the house or senate. the responsibility now to avoid massive taxes and draconian spending cuts resting squarely on the president. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry with our report. >> just as our economy is really starting to recover and starting to see optimisticsigns and we have seen actually some upside to from a whole range of areas, including two from including housing, now is not the time for more self-inflicted wounds , seven not the estimate from washington. lou: president obama's top advisers were quick to dump on the speaker come -- declaring he is backed into a corner. >> they wet from plan b to plan seal later. the fact that they could not even plan -- pass that was an embarrassment. >> in private the president's advisers admit they are bit more apprehensive firmly believing mr. obama has the upper end of the public. if the market takes the hit to the commander-in-chief we will still face his share of heat for washington this function to ma
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 11:00am EST
. a good year for tech. the vix up above 20. fear of the fiscal cliff and traders saying, all right, we have this idea of a deal getting done baked into the markets, but maybe that's going to unravel a little bit. barnes and noble share, stock up more than 6 #% as i speak. the news is both good and bad. bad news first. they say the holiday period and sales trends will not meet expectations, and the reason for that is the nook business at the same time peerson investing a lot of money in the nook business so two pieces of news affecting the stock today, but it is a winner. look at that volume. pretty good. back to you. dagen: thank you, lauren. two hours to go until an 11th hour meeting between washington and the leaders. any kind of compromise? rich edson's live on capitol hill with up-to-the-minute developments. rich, what do you know? >> republicans anticipating or expecting president obama and democrats to offer a fiscal cliff deal, perhaps a scaled back proposal, but, still, no indication that's going to happen this afternoon. the senate is in session. the house returns sunday. they will take a vote sunday night on
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
hear somebody in washington say something about fiscal cliff, and then we'll move on that news, but traders are saying if we get a deal done, we'll see the market take off. we have not seen a santa claus rally this december, unfortunately, and, in fact, the nasdaq lower. stocks lower, by the way. here's the new york stock exchange, three stocks trading down for every one trading up. another thing trading up a the vix index. it's 20.18. the vix has traded below the two decade average, and that's not happened this month. we broke that trend. we have an uptick in the vix now. adam, back to you. adam: the question of the day, are we closing in on the deadline and potential plan to avert the fiscal cliff, about this afternoon's meeting between the leaders, and expectations between a deal are not running as high as they were back in november. remember this? >> i believe we can do this, avert the fiscal cliff that is right in front of us today. >> this is not something we are going to wait until the last day of december to get it done. adam. adam: proof words are cheap. it's the end of diecious, and absolutely nothing was done. w
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
down day for the marquette as washington prepares for another round of fiscal cliff dealing tomorrow. right now the dow down 33 points at 1,105. >>> the u.s. government may reportedly expand its mortgage refinancing program to include borrowers to include mortgages not backed by freddie mac and fannie mae. the "wall street journal" reporting that the refi program under consideration could consider underwater borrowers who owe more than they're worth. that is about 11 million homes. >>> toyota could overtake general motors and reclaim the title of the world's biggest carmaker for 2012. the japanese automaker estimate worldwide sales are up 22% this year from 2011 when a massive earthquake and tsunami and severe floods in thailand disrupted parts supplies and sales. that's the latest from fox business, giving you the power to profit >> 34 christmas tornados hit the south. liz art conditions in the midwest. wicked weather all wreaking havoc on travelers the day after christmas. more than 450 flights have been canceled, 500 delayed. not good news. is it going to improve? let's head to th
FOX Business
Dec 23, 2012 10:00pm EST
days until we got the fiscal cliff. president obama speaking moments ago, saying that maybe some time off will give both parties perspective to drink some eggnog, sing some careless, maybe reached the fiscal cliff deal. how speaker john boehner is doing damage control on their plan b mess. before heading out for the holidays. even as americans are facing more than $500 billion in tax hikes coming on january 1. with more on this, we have peter barnes, fox business sr. washington correspondent. what did the president have to say moments ago? >> john boehner did say that this would be a cooling off period. maybe they would have some time to reflect here. the president said that he did speak on the phone to speaker john boehner this afternoon. he also had majority leader harry reid to avoid the fiscal cliff and figure out a passport. he said he is ready and willing to try to get a compromise package done. all at once or stuff like that. but we'll have to wait until after the holiday. the president planning to hold out for the holidays, and congress is out for the holidays. the president saying that putting pressure began on republicans, house republicans, to least extend tax cuts for the middle class. that w
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
on the returns and $2.30 he is old but he is funny. >> i love that metric. the fiscal cliff's blame itak all onin the class. is it too late for a deal? stick with us.ot is computer-anid coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? :00 eastern, sharp sell-off underway on concerned we are about to tumble of the fiscal cliff, not a good sign from washington. good afternoon from lori rothman. tracy: no deal in sight. stock trading near their lowest level of the day with five days until the fiscal cliff, we hit it, we had done. washington bureau chief is going to tell us the only way he sees a deal getting done. lori: we are running against the debt ceiling again. and we just raise that? we are borrowing again. new mixed signals on the economy. jobless claims fell to a 5-year low but consumer confidence tumbled as well. the director of economic policy senior fellow kevin hasic will be joining us. tracy: the northeast digging out for several inches of snow and more is on the way. will it be at wet blanket for retailers this critical shopping weekend? time for stoc
FOX Business
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
breaking news in washington. we're waiting for the house of representatives to vote on a fiscal cliff deal that the senate passed early this morning. they have been in a conference meeting a little less than an hour. speaker boehner, majority leader eric cantor walking into that meeting. still waiting to hear how it is going. even before the meeting was called, cantor and other top republicans were saying they won't support the bill. the fate here is really uncertain. rich edson is live on capitol hill keeping track of this for us. rich, is there any word what specifically they're discussing in this meeting and whether or not they're making any progress? >> well, diane, the point here is whether or not to amend this bill, to change this bill or bring this bill, the proposal that passed the senate last evening up to the house floor to a vote. this is a decision that house republicans will have to make fairly soon here. they're getting pressure from a number of different folks, especially democrats who say, basically pressure them to hold a vote on it. >> we don't believe that compromise is a dir
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 9:20am EST
trading, one issue and one issue only, that's the fiscal cliff. you can spend a lot of sound bite trading. anybody in any authorities says anything about the likelihood or otherwise of a fiscal cliff deal you will see the market react. it happened earlier this morning. there was a report that maybe these talks between mitch mcconnell and vice-president biden were making some progress. on that, up went the futures market to show a gain of 80 points for the dow. we're back to showing a gain of 50 or 70 points. watch for head lines, for leaks, for any sound bites that might appear on any news program anywhere and you will have some kind of market reaction. as we countdown to the end of this fiscal cliff, i'm going to call it a debacle because that's exactly what it is. even if we get a very, very narrow deal, whoop-de-doo, we have a debt ceiling problem and amt taxes, government spending, all of those problems outstanding, nothing done. the dow jones industrial average is not done up for the opening bell, it's down, we're 42 points, 48 points going down as of right now. 50 points lower. what did you give, what did you get for christmas this year? chances are, a computer tablet maybe? accordin
FOX Business
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
representatives to vote on the fiscal cliff deal that the senate passed early this morning. top republicans have already come out against senate bill. the fate is very uncertain. let's get latest from rich edson on capitol hill keeping track of all this for us. markets closed on the upside on hopes we would have a deal. does it look like we will by the time markets open tomorrow? >> diane this, is all hon hold. republicans ha the major concern mainly the lack of spending cuts. they all get together, 5:15, 15 minutes from now. they will start to hash this out or continue to hash this out and there is really no sense what house republicans will do with this. house democrats had a meeting this morning with vice president joe biden. they say they're not sure the number of sport they can get from house democrats. but they say that the republicans should allow a bill to hit the floor the one that passed the senate last evening with 89 votes. we talked to a number of different republicans who want to change this bill, alter it. if that happens, if republicans decide to add spending cuts or change
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 11:00am EST
scramble to get a fiscal cliff deal done. rich edson has the latest. rich: they are considering legislation here in the senate today. president obama says he called to talk to congressional leaders, democrats and republicans, last evening. there is no progress here to report. president obama put it all on the house. >> they are operating without the house of representatives. it is being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker, not allowing the vast majority to get what they want. if the 250 would be brought up, it would pass overwhelmingly speaking that 250 he is discussing that would keep tax rates where they are for income amount for less than $250,000 increased those earning more. house speaker says senator reed should talk less and legislate more. senate democrats have not. they want to extend all the current tax rates and avoid some of the spending cuts. democrats are on their opening offer. they basically have not moved anywhere. there is less than a week to go. >> senator reid talking about a less than $250,000 limit. speaking right. exactly. liz: more on the fiscal c
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
we're talking about the fiscal cliff. we are really dealing with is the fiscal fraud. we fell off the cliff along time ago. we are in the best, $16 trillion in debt. a debt our children and grandchildren will never be able to pay off, a total fraud, not dealing with spending, and unless they do we are not going to fix the problems is a country is facing. tom: same point, i mean, is this something that will start tuesday or have businesses and individuals already started be having different because of the fact that this whole process was coming up in addition to what the congressman was talking about? >> certainly was tree has been reacting to this, but i very much disagree about the causes. that is when we extended tax cuts do so wealthy individuals in 2001 and three did not need them and then we saw an incredible decrease in revenue as a result of wall street tanking our economy in the 2008 economic downturn. it's not an issue so much of expanding -- expanded spending. spending is not a control. what is happening is revenue has declined. we need to not only increase the revenue,
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 9:20am EST
president. yes, the fiscal cliff is the news background to today's trading. hopes of any kind of deal really are slipping away. i'm not going to say it's not going to happen, but the chances of a deal are slipping away. that is going to affect the early trading today. dow jones industrial average has opened lower, it's going to go down roughly 60 points. if you look at the futures market as a indicator for the current market we should be down about 60 by the time we open up. and barnes & noble, a big mover today and i want to go to lauren, how far up or down. >> it's up 2.3%, stuart. i went over to the booth where it trades, the traders say really heavy volume for in time of morning in the premarket on the stocks. barnes & noble very smart today. the good news up 11% and making a educational investment and putting 90 million into the nook media, which is kind of part of barnes & noble's business, but then put out the bad news, barnes & noble and their holiday sales will come in below expectations and their nook business would not meet their prior production for the full year, 2013. so they'r
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 11:00am EST
next guest does not see a fiscal cliff deal until late january, but the possible market turmoil to follow could create a stock buying opportunity. joining me now, global financial services president and portfolio manager. of course you'll see the glass half full on this one. yet been saying this since november, to be fair. >> taking the position that we don't think the politicians are really going to get anything done until the backs of firmly against the wall which will be after the first pay cycle of the new year. that's why we are expecting third week of january, but this is also an opportunity. we have to recognize that. if you look at the market today, just imagine. if you pull 20 investment professionals yesterday we probably would have said markets are going to be down today. better than expected economic news. cheryl: is trying to, but they're is a lot -- one of the best performing sectors of 2012 was financials. it would have predicted that at the beginning of 2012? is in that kind of hard for people to focus on what sectors for people to look at when you have this crowd o
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm EST
. coming down to the wire as we approach the fiscal cliff. still without a solid deal in place, but both the president and mitch mcconnell, the senator on the republican side, say we're close. up next, allison deans shows you what to invest in whether we have a deal or whether we fall over that edge. ♪ liz: talk about a cliffhanger, with just minutes left in the trading day, the nation's toes clinging like this, like kilroy, right? over the edge of the fiscal cliff. no deal written in stones, but the markets still believe -- 139 points for the dow jones industrials -- that there may be some type of deal. join us now, allison deans, the senior adviser at varick asset management. we brought you in because you're so good at this kind of stuff, and we thought what we should invest in there is no deal or if there is a deal. what's your mind telling you? >> i think there will be a deal. i think if it doesn't happen tonight, they'll exing tend -- extend some of the benefits, and my sense is it'll be a compromise for both parties. it's just a shame they wait until the very last minute waiting
FOX Business
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
mcconnell are trying to negotiate a scaled-down debt deal to avoid some of the fiscal cliff and take other major decisions on taxes and spending to the fuure. again, in an afternoon white house meeting president obama pitch a debt plan he had outlined a week ago, prevent a tax increase for income of less than to an effective thousand dollars per year and extend long-term unemployment benefits. senate leaders are using that framework to try to craft a proposal to pass both houses of congress. aides say it would likely increase the threshold for tax increases, reversing massive pay cut from medicare doctors, and elections of millions of americans to avoid paying the alternative minimum tax. an increase in the debt ceiling is not part of the discussion. that is significant development for house republicans who won any increase in the borrowing limit it accompanied by an equal amount in spending cuts taking the debt ceiling of the table making it much easier for the scaled-down version to be negotied. from her senate leaders will try to secure an agreement by sunday morning. if so, democ
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 9:20am EST
. that they should not stand in the way of a last minute deal on the fiscal cliff, democrats demanding higher tax rates on the so-called wealthy. joining us now is former investment banker carol roth. a, it seems like a total standoff and b, seems like we're headed over that cliff, it looks like it. here is the question for you, carol, if we go over the that cliff what happens to the markets? >> well, stuart, i think if we go over the cliff, the markets are going to react negatively, they reacted negatively the last time we revisited the debt ceiling for tarp, so, i don't think that the markets are going to be particularly happy, but i don't know that it's necessarily for the right reasonss i to think that we're going to get a deal here, but i think it's going to end up happening late january, maybe middle of january, but at the end. day, stuart, it doesn't solve any of our problems. stuart: i agree, i agree. >> and i'm so frustrated that we're 13 months in, we've had 13 months to figure it out and we're at the 11th hour. stuart: everybody is. the mood of the country, furious nothing i
FOX Business
Dec 24, 2012 9:20am EST
>> we have two mainly threats on the horizon. the fiscal cliff and tax increases for everybody if the deal is not reached this week, but potential strike, law shoreman threatening to walk off the ports in the east on gulf coast. this could disrupt billions of dollars in shipments. joining us now ed butowsky, a hell of a way to start a week with the threat after strike. to put it in context, when l.a. had a dock workers strike ten years ago, it cost a billion dollars a day. this is going to affect ports in newark, houston, miami, this could be several billion dollar hits every day to our economy? >> yeah, and i tell you, when you look at it, it's really similar. there are some parallels to the fiscal cliff discussion. because the arguments are about are the royalty payments that the dock workers get for bringing merchandise on board and unloading the cargo and what the similarity is really that we're not-- they're not talking about more business, they're talking about how do we split up the same pie and same thing with the fiscal cliff, we're not talking growing the economy, how do you split u
FOX Business
Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm EST
to gains that we don't have fiscal cliff agreement and even if we go over the cliff but once a deal is done, don't forget the risk appetite back? and that is irish for gold. >> in the last year whenever we had risk oo gold and silver participated, that would be in a healthy fashion as a small market in very little capital flowing into it we saw some influence in terms of price action. i think you do have macro issues driving concerns in the new year. central banks around the world will continue to print the bank of japan being influenced this next year will throw their hat in the ring along with the bank of england and the fed as the print and try to monetize their way to recovery. ashley: you bring up a good point. people buy gold as a hedge against inflation, but also a safe haven against a crisis. we seem to weather the financial crisis very well. we have this fiscal cliff facing us but if you look at inflation and the safe haven, i don't know, those gold fits the mold for those reasons? >> as an inflation hedge it did not keep up in real-time. more reflected today is sophisticated
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm EST
deal averting the fiscal cliff figuratively. we will go off the cliff of the nation because taxes will go up on january 1, spending cuts will essentially be ready to go into place january 1 but just the senate passed the deal and sent to the house and they passed it, this can be averted. my colleague rich edson live on capitol hill to explain why although there could be a vote tonight, this is far from a done deal. rich: absolutely. vice president joe biden who has been trying to influence senate democrats, many of them skeptical to support this deal he is negotiate with senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. they want this to be much lower rate is placed on the deal for individuals, $430,000 for married couples. what we're hearing now is the drafting is ongoing, national budget office is taking a look k at this to see exactly how much it is going to cost but as it is known with the impact of the deficit going to be, senator joe lieberman said a short while ago they will try to vote on this thing at some point this evening as we get closer, adam, less than an hour to go in the ye
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am EST
retailers worry if not marion stores making up by cutting prices now. shiboni: the fiscal cliff years getting much of the blame for christmas shopping spirits. president obama cutting short his vacation with time running out for a deal. chris: one bright spot in this negativity, housing. home prices up in most major cities. shiboni: top of the hour. stocks every 15 minutes. nicole petallides on the floor of the stock exchange. wall street also souring on a mention of this deal . carolyn: on the tour before the with half-day of trading, stock market closed at 1:00 eastern time. it was quite evident, let's call a spade a spade, up one day before christmas they're not doing anything. certainly doesn't look like they will get done quickly and even proposed it may move right into the middle of january and figure out a way to extend and get that done at that point. the fiscal cliff remains, the woes remain, the worry and uncertainty remain on wall street which makes it hard for wall street to take off. it leave the wild card and that is not a good thing for the stock market. today is a lighter day of trading. we have a long weekend, the first is another day off. the dow jones industrials are 13,106 so dropped 0.4% and can be nas
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm EST
, everybody talked about the fiscal cliff, and until they really put this deal together fully and for the long term, it's the same thing going out into the next year. ashley: it's interesting. what if nothing is done? what reaction do you expect there, bobby? >> if nothing's done, i think we'll have the reaction like we have now. i don't know if they'll be able to have an announcement before sttcks close at four o'clock, but everybody is sitting with hands tied behind the back for any news. ashley: dan at the cme. dan, i want to talk gold. it's interesting, gold down eight or nine bucks on the day, and you think it's a safe haven play, but is it the profit takers trying to get ahead of higher tax rates to pay? >> it's possible, but i believe people think there's no grand bargain here. if they come to grips with a plan, the plan they talked about is tax rates. obviously, that's good, a nice headline, but that doesn't stop the sequestering io themes in play. if they are in play, that's deflationary, and that's why commodities are challenged lately. unless there's a good deal, gold will go d
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm EST
is pushing america up a fiscal cliff of its own making. president obama and the senate back in washington today trying to get some kind of a deal done, that is what they say, but nothing will likely come in time. harry reid spent the day moaning about how bad of a speaker john boehner is good the house is set to return sunday afternoon just one day before the end of the year. nearly 90% of americans will be hit with $500 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts. as we head off a cliff, what can you and your family expect come january 2? president of the american action reform joins me now. so, windows narrowing, what can we expect from here? >> if we literally go on autopilot and they fail to change course, i am worried about the economy. some sharp equity market attractions, consumer confidence has already begun, lots and lots of notices sent out, layoffs scaring people to death. this is not a good news story for anybody looking for a job. gerri: the clock keeps on taking. the cover of "the new york post," pretty amusing. off the fiscal cliff, this is really going to hurt. i think everybody can relate to that one. for taxpayers, $500
FOX Business
Dec 30, 2012 1:00am EST
do a dumb deal now and get people over the fiscal cliff and kick the can down the road, that's going to happen anyway. >> steve, no deal, bad deal? i kind of feel like i'm playing poker. what do you think? >> i can't believe it, but i agree with jim. the most deficit reduction is gog toome from no deal. and that's what we need. that's what this economy needs, the biggest threat to economic growth, if the deficit and the debt, 4 trillion, everybody talks about it as some sort of grand bargain. it's barely a start. this isn't a fiscal cliff, it's a fisca bunny hill, let's slide down it. >> if we slide down, jonas, in the first week, people are going to open up the paycheck and see less money there. i don't think that people understandhat at this point. >> people get used to tax cs, that's the problem. shoort-term expiring tax cuts, including the payroll tax cut. you know, it's not the best way to solve a problem, but th cliff is the result of not coming up with deals and they're not going to come up with battery deal, if it's negotiated it's nothe ideal way to solve it outfter deficit. we'd like t gradually raise taxes and cu
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Dec 30, 2012 4:00am EST
asking to avoid the fiscal cliff. he said he is moderately optimistic that a deal could be done by december 31. congressional leaders are working on crafting a bill. certainly no grand bargain here that would improve entitlements. if they can't get a deal, the president has told harry reid to put the white house proposals up for an up or down vote. the details just keep on coming out. with us now are two guests. first, we are going to go rich edson. he is here with the very latest. tell us what you made of the president's comments. he was very direct. reporter: he was. d now he passes on to the senate. senate majory leader harry reid, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. they are trying to come up with something that can pass the house and the senate. the president laid out a proposal earlier this evening. at the beginning of this meeting. $250,000 per year. that income would be shielded from tax increases, and now he wants an extension of unemployment insurance. that is something that essentially a nonstarter in a republican-controlled house. now he is leaving it up to the two
FOX Business
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
cliff, it's the psychology of the fiscal cliff, and the sad truth is whether they do deal now or they thoughtfullyo a deal six months from now, really, nothing wl be accomplished. he fact is, public debt is consuming our economy. it's about 73%, regardless of what deal gets done. it will be about 73, 74% ten years from now. we've done nothing and nothing will be done to address social security, which is now officially running deficit, medicare, medicaid costs are growing ast nomically. at least do a dumb deal now and get people over theiscal cliff and kick the can down the road, that's going to happen anyway. >> steve, no deal, bad deal? i kind of feel like i'm playing poker. what do you think? >> i can't believe it, but i agree with jim. the most deficit reduction is going to come from no deal. and that's what we need. that's what this economy needs, the biggest threat to economic growth, if the deficit and the debt, 4 trillion, everybody talks about it as somome sort of grand bargain. it's barely a start. this isn't a fiscal cliff, it's a fiscal bun hill, let's slide down it. >
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm EST
floor say that those who think we are going to get some sort of deal or conclusion to this fiscal cliff by the end of the year think it's going to be a bad deal so while some are saying that we could get a rally if there's a deal reached by the president and congress, we could get a quick ramly, it's only temporary and we face the reality of the situation in the new year, and bottom line, david, when we looked at the oil reports today, there is a significant decline in energy consumption in the united states right now, and while that might be good to lower gas prices, it's not a great sign about the overall economy. david: it's not at all, but it makes the current rise in oil prices seem stranger than before. if the economy's slowing down, no reason for oil to be above 90 # for the long term. >> right. david: thank you very much. >> the trend with the retail consumer as a whole; right? david: market pam, john stevenson and larry, multimedia trust associate portfolio manager from west newton, massachusetts, and if you go to boston college, you see that name everywhere. spent a lot of money at that college. i hope we didn't misrepresent your posit
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Dec 24, 2012 1:00pm EST
. speaking of the fiscal cliff, talks on hold until after christmas and president obama and house speaker john boehner have not spoken since friday. lori: is there any hope for a deal? are you the last man there? >> a staff is here. the staff is in this but all eyes are on the senate when it returns this thursday to try and get a deal to avoid getting off a cliff the past friday before the president left for the holiday, he proposed a limited measure to avoid all of the cliff when speaker john boehner plan b. got scuttled. the president wants to extend the bush tax cuts and avoid some of the deep spending cuts. white house spokesperson says discussions continue between the administration and capitol hill. in july you may recall senate democrats passed an extension of the middle-class tax codes for the year. those folks making less than $250,000 per year at a cost of 157 billion. also passing the alternative minimum tax for $92 billion. mitch mcconnell is critical to hammering out a deal because he can filibuster any legislation, but his spokesman told me this morning nothing new to report. we don't know what senator reid plans to bring to the senate for a vote. >> truth
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Dec 29, 2012 12:00am EST
. president obama and congressional leaders try to pull off a fiscal cliff hail mary. their last-ditch meeting at the white house desperately tries to land a deal but the report he hadly not putting any new offer on the table. we have the very latest for you. >>> not even the fiscal cliff can slow down the u.s. oil boom the production surge sets up huge windfalls for businesses outside the oil industry in 2013. who stand to reap the biggest gains? we'll drill down details so you can get in on this game. >>> iran launches war games in the strait of hormuz flexing its military muscle in the heart of the critical seaway for global oil supplies. is iran just sabre-rattling or gearing up for something much bigger? even when they say it's not, it is always about money. adam: and a good evening to you. melissa francis will be back after the first of the year but right now let's look at today's market headlines of the investors were largely gripped by unfolding events in washington regarding the fiscal cliff. there was little optimism on wall street. stocks fell for their fifth straight session. the dow, the dow fell below the 13,000 mark closing down 158
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Dec 26, 2012 3:00pm EST
gains and losses. we have five days left before the fiscal cliff. washington preparing for another round of wheeling and dealing tomorrow. right now the dow was trying to find direction, down this .10 points. a downturn after being ordered to pay nearly $1.2 billion in damage in a patent infringement lawsuit. sued for infringing patents related to data storage technology. edmunds.com predicting new car sales will slow in the new year but still plenty of optimism in the auto industry. consumers will continue to benefit from new models, new technology potentially lower prices as automakers continue to fight for market share. we continue "countdown to the closing bell" with ashley webster. ashley: let's go to nicole petallides at the floor of the new york stock exchange. shares of rim, research in motion. rim it is for real. shares of research in motion. research in motion has been beaten down the past couple of sessions. concerns of a new structure put in effect, and what they were going to do is use a tear factor, those tiers, is unclears unclear how they were going to break down. it contributes to the research in motion
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 8:00pm EST
whether or not the senate takes a vote on the deal to avert a fiscal cliff. we are going off the cliff but doesn't have to be as bad as some people have predicted. the latest every hour on the hour at the top of the hour and we will break into the program if something should rate. >> now return you to your regularly planned geoghan. >> my taxes went up 30% and how can anybody get excited about life when you're like that? somehow we have to get strategi that says we have to get thesom engine in the economy pumpingipt again. neil: lot has been mentioned if he lowered tax rates adjust the notion that tax rates, the bush rates stay where they are and you know it will be for years to come, you are going to do things differently, individuals,tha corporate bosses, do you buy that? everybody talks about reducing taxes because they want more capital to grow their business. but it's also regulations. businesses are confronted at the township and city level. >> here in chicago, you need 161 licenses to open up the business. >> if you open up a job shop, you have to have a license to give thm a ba
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